Dawson City’s mayor seeks re election

Wayne Potoroka wants to continue as Dawson City's mayor. Potoroka announced yesterday he plans to seek re-election in the Oct. 15 municipal election.

Wayne Potoroka wants to continue as Dawson City’s mayor.

Potoroka announced yesterday he plans to seek re-election in the Oct. 15 municipal election.

“I’m proud of the direction this town is heading and what’s been achieved these past three years,” said Potoroka in a statement. “But there is more work to be done.”

As well as being Dawson’s mayor, Potoroka is a communications and policy director for the Tr’ondek Hwech’in.

Potoroka previously served as a city councillor before winning the mayor’s seat in 2012.

He is president of the Association of Yukon Communities and the Yukon’s representative on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities board of directors.

“Local government is a rewarding way of building one’s community,” he said.

“Decisions made on council affect everyone, and there is no better feeling than improving the lives of your neighbours.”

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